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vance. tonight, president obama issued yet another warning to republicans, do not use the fiscal cliff to start a fight over the debt ceiling. the u.s. could reach its debt ceiling by the end of the month, and risk defaulting on its loans early next year. house speaker john boehner today said, quote, we don't have time for the president to continue shifting the goal posts. we need to solve this problem. danielle lee now joins us from capitol hill with more on this story tonight. danielle? >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're just now learning that president obama spoke to house speaker john boehner by phone this afternoon. but we're not hearing of any progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff or on raising the nation's debt ceiling which is currently at $16.4 trillion. there are new concerns about what could happen to the country's credit rating in the new year. each day toward the fiscal cliff is also another day closer to the country maxing out on its borrowing limit. president obama talked to business leaders today. >> the only thing that the debt ceiling is good for as a weapon is to
, they will use that last second. >> it's ticking down. good evening, erv. >>> the senate deal looks close, but not close enough. steve handlesman reports on how house speaker john boehner will. >> reporter: john bain ircould change his mind, but unless he does and allows a vote, america goes off the fiscal cliff surrounding himself with middle-class americans, president obama had sounded optimistic this afternoon. it's not done. >> reporter: sources say taxes would rise on income over 4 to 500,000. a big win -- >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise rates. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. they made the president promising tax hikes above 250,000. not 450. >> well, i just think that's grossly unfair. >> a hangup -- democrats want a two-year postponement, covered by the new tax hikes. the president scoffed at republican demand for deeper spending cuts. >> shove only spending cuts down -- well -- shove -- shove spending cuts at us. >> reporter: so much for winning gop
us get not what you want, but something where we can reassure 97% or so of americans -- they haven't set the actual cutoff, a quarter million a year, $400,000 a year, $500,000 a year, something in that area, people above that, to get a tax rate hike on income above that. the president is insisting on a vote before the fiscal cliff. we'll have to see if john boehner goes along with that one and if the obama plan can pass the senate, but there's a bit of optimism, a bit of energy, the body language finally looks a bit more positive. back to you. >> steve, with that improvement body language and the prospects that maybe something will happened, doesn't the fact remain that representative boehner does not seem to have control of the republicans in the house, a group of them standing firm, no taxes -- on a no tax increase on anybody. >> that's right, which is why boehner pulled the plug, jim, you'll recall, on that vote, which was supposed to be a show vote to put the pressure on the president to draw the line at a million. when he realized he didn't have a majority of the republicans,
national. if you go north of frederick you get to 3 inches or more. the storm is leaving us. we said good-bye to the flurries a while ago. that is where ski country is. here's what is next for us. gusty winds on the way picking up overnight. this sends the wind chills into the teens tonight. it will feel like the 20s tomorrow. when i see you next we'll talk about a hiccup in the weather system coming our way for new year's day. >> thanks, kim. >>> new tonight, a 19-year-old's death in fairfax county is being called a homicide. we know the name of the victim, xavier stringfellow. he was from manassas. darcy spencer has new details on the investigation. >> reporter: a fairfax county police officer discovered the scene. a van slammed through a wall and traveled up an embankment. when the officer looked inside he discovered the body of a 19-year-old man behind the wheel. he is a member of a college football team shown here on the 2012 roster. he went to battlefield high school. police say he died from trauma to the upper body not sustained in the wreck. police are investigating it as a homici
weapons ban. nbc's jay gray joins from us connecticut with more on the young lives buried way too soon. >> reporter: yeah, good to talk to you. as you talk about another rough day. first graders from sandy hook elementary all gathered again to lay to rest two more of their classmates while students from other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain offing good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and hat for christmas. first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved math, sports and games on his ipad. early riser, he usually ended his days cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for gene rosen the panicked words of six young survivors echo over and over in his memories from that day. >> they kept saying in -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a li
class family. danielle lee joins us from capitol hill. danielle? >> reporter: doreen, president obama said he's highlighting the impact of tax heights on the middle class. there's growing pressure to stop the campaigning and sit down face to face. avoiding the bickering on capitol hill today, president obama headed to northern virginia. he sat down with tiffany santana and her family to put a face on the fiscal cliff. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem, gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> reporter: tef any had used twitter to tell the president her family can't afford a tax increase. and the white house released this video. >> $2,000 for me would be paying a month's rent. >> reporter: back in washington, more gridlock. >> it's up to the republicans to decide how long it's going to take. >> the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement. >> reporter: with both sides stuck on tax hikes for the top 2%, economists wonder if lawmakers will reach a deal this y
in the u.s. senate. daniel inouye died, being hospitalized at walter reed for the last week. he was a world war ii veteran who earned the medal of honor when he lost his right away in 1945. he was first elected to the senate in 1962. senator daniel i oway was 88 years old. >>> the question and grieving continues. another different day as family and friends attended funerals for the first of two young victims today. >> authorities say sandy hook elementary school could remain closed down for months, but school officials have found another building for the students to attend class. as investigators comb the gunman's home, they discovered a badly damaged computer and hard drive inside. we get the latest tonight from nbc's jay gray. >> reporter: good evening, jim and doreen. every day seems to bring a more difficult task. today this grieving community gathered for what may be the toughest, the first two of 26 emotional good-byes. four days ago is when the unthinkable happened here. now this heartbroken community begins a seemingly unbearable task. today the first two of 20 young chi
cunningham. thank you for being with us on this special edition of "fight night." >> what an outstanding evening of boxing action. and it closed out with the much anticipated rematch between adamek and cunningham. for chris mannix, freddie roach, b.j. flores, our entire staff, i'm kenny rice. thanks for watching. so long and happy holidays from bethlehem, pennsylvania. >>> thieves rough up a fedex driver and steal packages from his truck just days before christmas. >>> plus, it's getaway day f that involved traveling by plane, the wind made it slow going for some. good evening, everyone. have you been outside? it's blustery out there. been that way all day. so let's get right to storm team 4 meteorologist. that wind makes it feel colder out there tonight. >> absolutely right. it sure does. the wind, even though it's fading down now that the sunset, it's still just enough of a breeze to keep wind chills in the 20s for your saturday evening plans. how high did the winds gust this afternoon? how about 51 miles an hour at mart inzburg airport. also 51 mile per hour gusts at dulles internatio
innocent people is immoral, and for the rest of us to allow it to go on is complicit. >> reporter: led by reverend jim birch, protesters are joining the call for a ban on assault style weapons and aim nition and more funding for mental health problems. >> it's document founding to think the answer to violence is to put the weapons of mo more violence in the hands of people. >> reporter: the owner of the gun shop dennis pratt didn't stay inside the store. he cape out and talked to the media. >> i don't understand why they're here exactly. they're exercising their first amendment rights, and we're here just exercising our second amendment rights. >> reporter: and incited by the national rifle association's call for armed guards in school. pratt said there needs to be more accountability for gun owners, including the mother of adam lanza. >> i think if the firearms were properly secured, this issue would have never happened. i think if the mother would have survived, she probably would have been held accountable for allowing those firearms to be accessed by somebody that was mentally unst
as the national menorah was lit to celebrate hanukkah. the u.s. navy band was among the features performances. this is the world's largest menorah. it caps the first full day of the jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the mack beeian army and the triumph of light over darkness. >>> in fiscal cliff negotiations, it's looking more like president obama could get his way on tax hikes for the wealthy. he met behind closed doors with house speaker john boehner at the white house this afternoon. no word yet on what came out of those talks, but an increasing number of congressional republicans are indicating they'll accept a tax -- >> we have spent all this time talking about revenue, but as we watched our government continue to spend more. this is really about spending. >> will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> across the board tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in if the white house and congress continueeach a deal now in 22 days. >>> dallas cowboys player remains behind bars tonight after a deadly crash that killed a team
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